Meaningful Collisions

Brillity Mindset   •   June 2, 2016

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his article reflects a basic principle we pursue here at Brillity. Understanding the mechanics of luck and how to encourage as much of it as possible is a huge advantage in reaching one’s goals. Tony Hsieh articulates this well in the following article. Here is a quick preview:

“At Zappos, we do a lot to get people running into each other. At our office, for example, there are exits on all four sides of the building. We’ve locked them all except one. It’s more inconvenient, but we prioritize collisions over convenience. It was something we hadn’t even considered before, but that one conversation in a bar changed everything.

I think you can create your own luck. The key is to meet as many people as you can and really get to know them. If you’re in an environment where you’re always running into people, the chances of one of those collisions being meaningful is maybe 1 in 1,000. But if you do it 100 times more, your odds go up.

My advice is: Meet lots of different people without trying to extract value from them. You don’t need to connect the dots right away. But if you think about each person as a new dot on your canvas, over time, you’ll see the full picture.”

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